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Project Presentation – Moneyocracy, the doc, the idoc and the issue

My interest in interactive documentaries (i-docs) and transmedia storytelling has immensely grew since the past two years. Part of this interest came from the new opportunities offered to me – as photojournalist – to tell stories in a different way. I needed to put more context into the stories and issues I was covering. I needed to explain things in an engaging …

i-Docs 2011 – Florian Thalhofer

Berlin-based Florian Thalhofer is an artist, documentary filmmaker and inventor of Korsakow, a software to create database films. Below is his keynote from i-Docs 2011, where he discusses this software, what can be done with it and his current projects at the time, enjoy!

What will be discussed in the Taxonomies Lab

The Taxomonies Lab will be held on Friday 23rd at 3 PM, in Watershed 2. In order to stimulate discussion before, during, and possibly after the event, I would like to share with you the questions that will be discussed during such Lab. If you are interested in those issues you should join us on Friday… but also, remember that …

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i-Docs 2011: short documentary

A short video with some of the highlights from the 2011 symposium, including Nick Cohen (BBC) Siobhan O’Flynn (University of Toronto) and Florian Thalhofer’s (Korsakow creator) brilliant keynote:

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Awra Amba: Utopia in Ethiopia

Interactivity, collaboration and activism A guest post from one of this years speakers Paulina Tervo. Background  – why did the story turn into an interactive project? In 2004 I came across a small community called Awra Amba during my travels in the rural parts of Northern Ethiopia. Having seen a lot of poverty and hardship on my trip, I was …

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Interactive Media: the first 40 years

A guest post by Brian Winston. People might remember Barbara Kopple’s Oscar winning documentary Harlan County, USA. It was about a bitter strike in the Kentucky coal-fields in 1974. Most memorably, the company goons were so out of control they even started shooting at the film crew. But my memory of Harlan County coverage is a little different. It centres on …

Interesting ideas on i-docs

Posted by  ARNAU GIFREU  from Universitat Pompeu Fabra-  Universitat De Vic, Spain (2010) Proposal for I-Docs Symposum Blog (Setting the field / Summary) For some time it is producing a process of converging between two communication fields, which are, apparently, very different: the documentary genre and digital media. Although the history of the documentary started half a century before that …

idoc with an “I” as “interactive”

A post written by Gerald Holubowicz The landscape of the web documentary in 2011 is still very limited. In little more than five years of existence, the “webdoc” has reached an unprecedented interest among photojournalists, new media producers and begins to spread across a wider audience. Yet it is already time to move on, it’s time to move to the ‘idoc.’ At the beginning was the documentary. The term “web-documentary” originates from the …

A good article about Alexandre Brachet

For all of you who are coming to i-Docs, here is a good article about Alexandre Brachet, CEO of Upian, and guest speaker at i-Docs.  Alexandre is going to speak about participation and collaboration with the audience at i-Docs so… here is a little introduction to a man who has pioneered web-docs in France, a man with flair…  one of …